Racism

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Vanguard Charitable Has a Hate Group Problem

If you’re the kind of person who is still depriving yourself of Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwiches because of the 2012 gay marriage flap involving the […]

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After Latest Mummers Controversy, Kenney Has to Pick a Side on Racism

New Year’s Day was confirmation that Philadelphia is still a racist city that revels in its polarization. The Mummers Parade, the predominantly white cultural phenomenon […]

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Mummer Accused of Playing Jay-Z in Blackface Is, in Fact, Black

On Tuesday, as the Mummers Parade festivities were moving from your television screen to drunken celebrations down on Two Street, a scandal began unfolding involving […]

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White Allies, the “We the People Rally” Is Your Time to Put Up or Shut Up

Political ideologies are expected to clash when the controversial “We The People Rally” hits Independence Mall on Saturday. The organizers have asserted that “too many times our […]

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This Man Says Memories in Margate Wouldn’t Let Him In Because He’s Black

Like many of us, Northern Liberties resident Ron Boykin was at the Jersey Shore last weekend, hanging out with his friends. They decided to stop […]

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Schools, Stop Removing the Names of Racists From Your Campuses

Last week, after Bryn Mawr College decided to rename some of its spaces that were named for one of its founders, a white supremacist, Philly […]

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Bryn Mawr to Scale Back on References to Founder With Racist Views

Bryn Mawr College will move forward with a plan to reduce references on its campus to M. Carey Thomas, a founder of the college who […]

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The Real Trouble With Trigger Warnings

Trigger warning: The op-ed you’re about to read might make you feel uncomfortable about your privilege, upset at the troublesome society we live in, and […]

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Police: 2 Boys Placed Black Doll Hanging From Noose in Park as Prank

The black doll found hanging from a noose in a Queen Village playground on Thursday was placed there as a prank by two preteen boys […]

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N.J. Radio Hosts Off the Air After “Turban Man” Comments

Longtime NJ101.5 talk-show duo Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco have been suspended after repeatedly referring to New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal, as “Turban […]

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Family in Viral Cinemark Incident Disputes Chain’s Account, Plans Rally

A black family at the center of a viral video depicting a confrontation with multiple members of the Philadelphia Police Department inside the Cinemark theater in […]

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Coatesville Man Who Left Anti-Semitic and Racist Graffiti Sentenced to Prison

George Rissell, the Coatesville man who was arrested for spray-painting anti-Semitic and racist messages in several locations in Chester County last summer, has been sentenced to […]

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Forget Starbucks Training Day: Here’s How We’ll Really Tackle Racial Bias

This Tuesday is “5/29” — the tag mega-retailer Starbucks is using for its one-day attempt to address racial bias in its workplaces. The company is closing […]

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Philly Doesn’t Deserve the Mercy of the Black Men Arrested at Starbucks

Growing up in a southern Pentecostal church, I was constantly reminded of the divine act of showing grace. “Always forgive your enemies,” my grandmother would […]

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In Symbolic Move, Men Arrested at Starbucks Settle With the City for $1 Each

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, the two Black men who were arrested while waiting for […]